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Offline Chris Cianci

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Gecko Set
« on: September 04, 2018, 10:30 AM »
Hi
I’m feeling I deserve a few more Festool items. Does anyone have input on the Gecko set? Do you use it? Would you recommend it? Sometimes I find clamping a rail a little clumsy and thought it might be useful? Do you often lift sheet goods with it? Any helpful comments good for bad would be appreciated
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Chris

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Offline Gregor

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Re: Gecko Set
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 11:05 AM »
Works nicely for glass and on HPL surfaces / sheet goods.
Can leave a mark that needs some soap/solvent to clean off.
Forget it for any surface that is porose.

TL;DR: I used them seldom but when I needed them I was happy to have them.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Gecko Set
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 11:13 AM »
If you must use the Gecko set on porous surface, apply masking tape to the surface then the Gecko.

Tom

Offline rst

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Re: Gecko Set
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 05:43 PM »
They are great for cutting plastics, also are great for enlarging countertop stove renos.

Offline Chris Cianci

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Re: Gecko Set
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 08:45 PM »
By porous do you mean it wouldn’t grip Baltic birch plywood enough to hold the rail in place?

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Gecko Set
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 09:32 PM »
By porous do you mean it wouldn’t grip Baltic birch plywood enough to hold the rail in place?

It would be a race against time if it held at all. You could try to lay down a strip of relativity low tack adhesive film like carpet protection plastic. That should work hold against lateral torque. It does hold pretty well on pre-finished material.

Online Distinctive Interiors

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Re: Gecko Set
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2018, 08:31 AM »
I have 2 Geckos that I have been using for a good few years now.
They are used on smooth, pre finished material (MFC, laminated panels, laminate worktops, Corian solid surface etc)

I have never found a successful way of using them on any kind of unfinished Plywood, MDF, or solid timber that I would trust for accurate cutting.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 08:39 AM by Distinctive Interiors »

Offline Chris Cianci

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Re: Gecko Set
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2018, 08:15 PM »
I’m so grateful for the FOG and for the members sharing their distinctions and knowledge. I sincerely appreciate all of your comments
Best